on my mind this week
Behold the Blue
Posted on: July 28th 2014
For a local foodie like me, summer is a true delight.
The farmer’s markets are overflowing with colorful abundance and the berry bushes in my back yard are alive with color. Having fresh beautiful produce makes it easy to load up on nutrients without going very far.
I’m a big fan of wandering into my small urban backyard for a sweet treat and a little vitamin D.
But let’s face it. Summer isn’t always all fun and games, bright berries and slow sojourns. For many of us, “the lazy days of summer” don’t really happen. We’re on the go and over scheduled; trying to cram as much as we can in to our daylight-filled days. (I’ll admit I’m guilty here!) For the parents among us, the over-scheduling can also be due to the lack of scheduling. And the entire day can look like darting and dashing and lots of intention clashing.
Right as July nears its end and August is peeking over the sunny horizon, I find myself craving the slow-down diet, in every sense of the sentiment. I want to turn down the dial, step back and ask, what do I really need right now? (And, not surprisingly, the answer is never to do more).
Sugar and Inflammation
I love when my work flows together. . . when this teaching leads to that concept and all of a sudden another piece of the health puzzle comes into crisp focus. continue reading
Water with Meals. . . Good or Bad?
I had always assumed that my distaste for drinking and eating at the same time came from an instinct that the two were misaligned. And while this may be true for my digestive system, it holds no credence. . . . continue reading
What’s a Healthy Bowel Movement?
Am I really going to talk about poop? Indeed I am. I know it’s not a pleasant topic. Yet it’s an issue that comes up a lot in my practice. continue reading
Recently I turned that geeky part of my thinking-brain to coffee. Just what are you brewing inside your body when you drink that daily cup of coffee? continue reading